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Concept

Interdisciplinary research (“IDR”) is often trumpeted as essential for scientific and technological advancement. However, interdisciplinarity is an ambiguous and multidimensional concept: there are several legitimate perspectives on how to track it --and a lack of consensus on which are the most appropriate.

This website offers a novel tool, the overlay maps of science, as a method to explore the degree of interdisciplinarity...  

Acknowlegement

This website was developed with support from the Science of Science Policy Program, SBE Award #0830207. The findings and observations contained here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.